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Editor’s blog | Commodity brokers

Rocket Lawyer and its contemporaries offer not just a new type of service, but a new type of relationship

30 November 2012

Law as a commodity is still anathema to many solicitors out there. Yet, this is what the future of law is all about, according to Rocket Lawyer founder Charley Moore. And not just that; law is going to be data driven and it is going to be social, Moore said as he officially launched his business’s UK platform on Wednesday. This, in effect, is the first law brokering service, giving users access to free forms and precedents, connecting them with lawyers for specific advice, and integrating with users’ Facebook and LinkedIn data.

At present there are only about 60 forms on the Rocket Lawyer UK’s site, but they are aiming to roughly double it by this time next year. Even then it is unlikely to cover the number of everyday situations that potentially call for legal documents. It is also fewer than those available on other providers but this is not the point.<...

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